Newcastle United fans react to Henri Saivet rumour

Henri Saivet of Newcastle United celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Newcastle United at London Stadium on December 23,...

Newcastle United's Henri Saivet is linked with a move away.

Henri Saivet (L), of Newcastle United on the bench during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United FC and West Bromwich Albion FC at St James' Park on February 6, 2016 in...

According to The Daily Mail, Montpellier are in talks to sign Newcastle United midfielder Henri Saivet.

The report claims that the Newcastle man will join the Ligue 1 side on loan initially and then in a £4 million permanent deal in the summer, if all goes well.

Saivet, a £5.5 million signing two years ago under Steve McClaren, has been given a second wind in his Magpies career recently, and scored in a 3-2 win at West Ham in December.

Newcastle player Henri Saivet aarives before The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Newcastle United and Luton Town at St James' Park on January 6, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

But it seems like Rafael Benitez isn't too keen on the 27-year-old, who was heavily linked with a move away last summer but wound up staying.

Here's how Newcastle fans have reacted to the rumour that he could go.

Newcastle United's Senegalese midfielder Henri Saivet (C) controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park in...

It's been another truly disastrous transfer window for Benitez but surely offloading Saivet is good news and indicates that the Spanish manager is confident of new arrivals.

But the United boss gave himself a deadline of January 20 to get his transfer business completed this month, so hopefully for Newcastle fans' sake he extends that by a few days because, as of now, nobody has arrived.

Saivet has made just seven first-team appearances for the Magpies.

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